GM Igor Smirnov Answers Chess Questions | Live Call with a Student

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Recently, I had an online session with one of the RCA students from India, GM Karthik Venkataraman. He has been a student of RCA for a very long time – for instance, here is a blog-post we published a few years ago when Karthik was rated around 2000 and started beating IMs and GMs in official tournaments – LINK.

Karthik said that his rating and performance are being stagnant and are not going up recently. He said “There has not been much of an improvement in my performance. I want to improve and I am not sure what to do or what is the best way. Also, I don’t know what I am doing wrong“.

In addition to that, Karthik said that his blunders count have increased a lot and he fails to see the opponent’s moves/plans, and that his confidence is very low. Karthik had a lot of doubts and questions, and I made by best to answer them all. I wanted to share the audio with you all as it can be useful for a lot of you as well.

Note: The questions and answers are categorized into different topics. You can find them along with the timestamps in the video description.


Was this helpful for you? Are you facing any of the problems that Karthik is currently facing? Share your thoughts in the comments below; I’d be happy to read them.

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